The Kansas City Missouri VA Medical Center is recruiting for an experienced Board Certified Neurosurgeon (Board Eligible Considered) with Complex Spine and Spine Instrumentation qualifications. The selected Physician will carry a clinical workload, take part in continuing medical education and will be involved with quality assurance and performance improvement activities. The Neurosurgeon will provide the full spectrum of operative and non-operative management of neurosurgery patients, including intracranial and complex spine surgery and accepting referrals from other VA medical centers and conducting surgeries. The Kansas City MO VAMC is a 157-bed medical, surgical and psychiatric facility that provides comprehensive health care through primary care and tertiary care in subspecialty medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri Kansas City. The Surgeon will provide guidance to rotating Residents, Fellows and Medical Students on rotation from the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, so is expected to demonstrate leadership, direction, knowledge transfer of the skills and abilities in the Neurosurgery field and train other professional staff in the Neurosurgery section. Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, with no call coverage responsibility expected.
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in U.S.
Residency Training & Board Certification (BC Considered) in Neurosurgery
Experience in the full range of Complex Spine & Spine Instrumentation highly desired
Kansas City is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 481,420 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri. Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kansas City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.03%). Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US. The country's images of the Midwest and Kansas City, like flyover country, cow town and endless open prairies, negate the truth: that Kansas City, Missouri – the larger of two cities that bear the same name – is a major metropolitan area with a diverse population of more than 2 million people. Straddling two states and two rivers, Kansas City surprises newcomers who expect to find a homey metro area. Instead, they find a place that continues to celebrate its history while continuously innovating. As more millennials flock to Kansas City for its desirable cost of living and optimal job market, the area has fostered the growth of a creative community. In terms of college education, Kansas City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.00% of adults in Kansas City have a college degree. Community Information: https://realestate.usnews.com/places/missouri/kansas-city
Benefits and Features
Expected Salary range for well qualified Neurosurgeon will range from $340,000,000.00 to $370,000.00 with possibility of Recruitment/Relocation Incentive, and eligibility to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program for highly qualified candidate. The VA supports a healthy work-life-family balance by providing Staff with a robust benefits package and fosters an environment where more time is spent on medical practice and less on business tasks. VA does this by offering: Paid Time Off in the form of 26 Days paid annual leave, 13 Days paid sick leave per year, 10 Federal holidays with pay, and 5-Day paid absence to attend approved CME courses. Insurance to include Health-Dental-Vision care insurance programs to choose from with premiums partially paid by VA; Flexible Spending Accounts; Term life insurance, family, and additional coverage options are available with the cost shared by the Federal Government; and Long-term care insurance available as an option. Federal Retirement Plan thru the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) - A three-tiered retirement plan composed of 1) Social Security benefits; 2) FERS-FRAE basic benefits (pension); and 3) Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is a 401K-type plan. Physician Benefits Brochure: https://www.vacareers.va.gov/assets/common/print/Physician_Brochure.pdf
About the VA
Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
To Explore This VA Physician Opportunity Further
Email copy of your CV & Cover Letter to Dave Aragon, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org, (702) 675-5761
Additional Salary Information: A Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentive, and Education Debt Reduction Program Incentive, may be available for highly qualified candidate.
Internal Number: 10213846
About U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Dave Aragon
More than 6.3 million Veterans and their families turn to us for care every year, and it is our duty to provide them with the best health care available. Our team of 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work together on interdisciplinary care teams to deliver critical services to our Nation’s Veterans. From Iraqi Freedom service members to those who survived WWII, our Veterans need us. We renewed our focus on increasing access to care by beginning one of our largest hiring initiatives ever. With challenging cases and advanced equipment, VA offers careers for physicians and nurses at all acuity levels, from primary care to subspecialties. Our interdisciplinary careers offer growth opportunities for mental health and rehabilitative service providers.